Re: Wing vs. tail-mounted engines?

Date:         09 Apr 2001 15:37:04 
From:         Geno Rice <geno@monmouth.com>
Organization: Monmouth Internet
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R J Carpenter wrote:

> Am I naive in thinking that a "flying" tail could support the rear
> engines without any of their weight being supported by the wings???

> The first rear-engined jet, the Caravelle, didn't have a true T-tail.
> The horizontal tail surface was still fairly low on the fin.

I thought that for stability the tail is required to provide negative
lift.

Geno Rice